Gladys Nelson Jorgenson

Leader Record
Friday, August 6, 1971

Rites conducted Saturday for Mrs. Jorgenson

Funeral services for Mrs. Clarence Jorgenson were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 31 at Christ the King Lutheran church.

Mrs. Jorgenson succumbed to a lingering illness Wednesday afternoon, July 28, at Meeker County Memorial hospital in Litchfield where she had been a patient for about two months.

The Reverend F. David Natwick, pastor, officiated with Mrs. Michael Wangerin as organist, Mrs. Lyle Jensen sang the hymn "Have Thine Own Way, Lord," and a quartet composed of Rolhs Balke, Merlyn Danielson, Loren Olson and Pastor Natwick sang "How Great Thou Art."

Burial was in Oakland cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Ray Clemenson, Maurice Klitze, Virgil Olson, Clinton Tracy, Lowell Wright and Louis Yost.

Mrs. Jorgenson, nee Gladys Nelson, was born at Kenmare, ND, Nov. 30 1907, the daughter of the late Martin and Lena Nelson. Her elementary and high school education were attained in public schools in Hutchinson and Sidney, Mont.

She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and was an active church member as long as her health permitted. She taught Sunday school for many years and also served as president of the Ladies aid of Faith Lutheran church in Hutchinson. She was a charter member of Christ the King Lutheran church.

She and Dr. Jorgenson were married in Chicago, Ill., on March 30 1926. They lived in Hutchinson for many years during which Dr. Jorgenson practiced optometry. Since his retirement, the couple has spent the summers at Lake Washington and the winter months at Phoenix, Ariz.

Surviving Mrs. Jorgenson in addition to her husband, are a daughter Mrs. Stanley "Dwan" Walters of Willmar, a son, Irving R.. Jorgenson of North Brook, Ill., and seven grandchildren. She also leaves one brother, Palmer Nelson, of San Diego, Calif.

Preceding Mrs. Jorgenson in death were her parents.

submitted by Judy Klee

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